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Suit Accusing Warren Beatty of Sexual Coercion Dismissed

Lawsuit did not name Beatty, but clearly identified him nonetheless

(Newser) - A judge has tossed a lawsuit that accused Warren Beatty—though without explicitly naming him—of coercing sexual contact with a teen some 50 years ago. The Guardian reports the suit filed in November 2022 by Kristina Hirsch "clearly referenced" Beatty by describing the defendant as "a renowned...

With Choice of Pallbearer, McCain Thumbs Nose at Trump, Putin

McCain personally asked Russian dissident Vladimir Kara-Murza

(Newser) - John McCain's talent for forging connections across the aisle and across the world will be on full display Saturday. Per the Hill , Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, actor Warren Beatty, former Defense Secretary William Cohen, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, and FedEx president Fred Smith will be among those to carry McCain'...

And the Best Picture Goes To ...
No Miscues:
Shape of Water Wins

No Miscues: Shape of Water Wins

Director Del Toro has a big night

(Newser) - Some said it was nothing more than "masochistic nostalgia," while others predicted it was going to provide the "ultimate Hollywood ending." That would be Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty making a repeat appearance Sunday night to present the award for best picture—after famously announcing the...

This Couldn't Possibly Go as Bad as Last Time

TMZ reports Beatty, Dunaway will present Best Picture again

(Newser) - It appears the Academy is a firm believer in the old saw "any press is good press" because it's reportedly bringing back the duo whose massive flub led to wall-to-wall media coverage (and internet jokes) after last year's ceremony. That's right, TMZ reports Warren Beatty and...

Kimmel Gives His Take on Best Picture Mix-Up

'Clyde threw Bonnie under the bus'

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel gave his take on the Oscars fiasco on his show Monday night, calling it "the weirdest TV finale since Lost." Kimmel said he was in the audience seated next to Matt Damon when Bonnie and Clyde co-stars Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway presented the Best Picture...

Could a Backstage Tweet Have Led to Massive Oscars Mix-Up?

The 'Wall Street Journal' lays out what appears to have happened

(Newser) - The Wall Street Journal may have figured out how exactly the biggest flub in Oscars history happened Sunday night. As the paper explains, Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz are the two PwC partners who stand at opposite ends of the Academy Awards stage with the envelopes containing the winners, ready...

How the Oscars Fiasco Happened
How the Biggest Blunder
in Oscars History Happened

How the Biggest Blunder in Oscars History Happened

'It wasn't Warren's fault,' Dunaway says

(Newser) - Bonnie and Clyde appear to be off the hook after the most shocking moment in Oscars history —the blunder that saw La La Land announced as Best Picture, only for Moonlight to be declared the real winner when the former film's producers had almost finished their speeches. Accounting...

Simon Finally Reveals Subject of 2nd Verse of 'You're So Vain'
Simon Finally Reveals Subject of 2nd Verse of 'You're So Vain'

Simon Finally Reveals Subject of 2nd Verse of 'You're So Vain'

Wait, the song is about more than one guy?!

(Newser) - Carly Simon has finally revealed the subject of "You're So Vain" ... sort of. "I have confirmed that the second verse is Warren [Beatty]," Simon, now 70, tells People in an interview to promote the memoir she's releasing later this month. When asked whether Beatty knows...

5 Celebs You Never Expected to Become Dads

The latest: Simon Cowell

(Newser) - Admit it: When Simon Cowell posted gushing Twitter updates about his new baby , you were kind of shocked. He had, after all, said for years that he didn't want kids. But the 54-year-old is far from the only celebrity father whose kids surprised the world; The Stir rounds up...

5 Longest Marriages in Hollywood

Bet you didn't know Denzel's been married 3 decades

(Newser) - Yes, even in Tinseltown, some relationships go the distance. ETOnline rounds up nine celebrity marriages that have done just that. A sampling:
  • Denzel and Pauletta Washington: 30 years
  • Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan: 25 years
  • Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson: 25 years
  • Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick: 25 years

The 10 Oldest New Dads in Hollywood

Steve Martin joins their ranks

(Newser) - Startled when Steve Martin became a first-time father at 67 ? Well, check out these nine other Hollywood dads who are also a bit older than you might expect, rounded up by Celebuzz :
  • Gary Busey: Had his second son at age 65.
  • Warren Beatty: He and wife Annette Bening had

14 Stars Related to Other Stars
 14 Stars Related to Other Stars 

14 Stars Related to Other Stars

Seems like lots of Hollywood celebs are cousins

(Newser) - Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon got a bit of a surprise when they went on PBS' Finding Your Roots and discovered … they're actually distant cousins, Zap2It reports. "Talk about six degrees of separation, right?" jokes host Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. In the Huffington Post , 14 more...

Carly Simon's 'You're So Vain' Is About...

 Carly Simon's 
 'You're So Vain' 
 Is About... 
burning mystery dept

Carly Simon's 'You're So Vain' Is About...

Singer may have finally ended decades-long mystery

(Newser) - For 38 years, jilted lovers everywhere have been singing along to “You’re So Vain” and wondering exactly who is so vain—and they may finally have an answer. Speculation has long centered on Carly Simon’s famous exes, including Warren Beatty, Kris Kristofferson, Mick Jagger, Cat Stevens, or...

13 Reasons Warren Beatty Didn't Bed 13K Women
 13 Reasons 
 Warren Beatty 
 Didn't Bed 
 13K Women 

13 Reasons Warren Beatty Didn't Bed 13K Women

Biographer's hypothesis also doesn't take into account squash

(Newser) - When the Slate staff discussed the topic of Warren Beatty potentially sleeping with 12,775 women , as biographer Peter Biskind asserts, “most of the men present found Biskind's number preposterous. Several women, though, argued it might be feasible. Interpret that, dear reader, as you will,” writes Nathan Heller....

Bio: Beatty Bedded 13K Women

Tally doesn't include daytime quickies, says author

(Newser) - Who knew such a thing was even possible? Warren Beatty, 72, can boast bedding a whopping 13,000 women, claims a new biography about the now presumably happily married pop of (at least) four children. The aging lothario slept with "12,775 women, give or take, a figure that...

History's Most Badass Jews
 History's Most Badass Jews 

History's Most Badass Jews

Bugsy Siegel, Kerri Strug and, of course, Jesus make the list

(Newser) - The beginning of Hanukkah gave Sam Greenspan the excuse to give us his list of history’s most-badass Jews. Some highlights:
  • The Maccabees: “Led Jewish fighters into battles against the armies of Seleucia, Syria, and Rome … and won,” leading to the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem

Ralph Nader Pens Odd Utopian Novel
Ralph Nader Pens Odd Utopian Novel
new release

Ralph Nader Pens Odd Utopian Novel

Super-rich save the world in 736-page 'fictional vision'

(Newser) - Ralph Nader, the consumer advocate and sometime presidential candidate, has written his first novel, the New Yorker reports. Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!, out tomorrow, is a “practical utopia” in which real-life characters undertake a fictional quest to—progressively—save the country. Over the course of its 736...

Beatty Sued Over Dick Tracy Rights

Tribune Co. says filmmaker lost rights by not using them

(Newser) - A unit of the bankrupt Tribune Co. is suing Warren Beatty over the rights to the Dick Tracy character, Reuters reports. Beatty bought the rights to the hard-boiled cartoon detective in 1985 and made the Dick Tracy movie, but he has made “no productive use” of Tracy in years,...

Warren Beatty Courts LiLo ... No, Not Like That

Actor will consider Lohan for role, but only if she lives with him

(Newser) - Warren Beatty wants to cast Lindsay Lohan in his upcoming film, but he’s not willing to gamble on the troubled starlet's reliability. The film icon will require the 22-year-old to live with him—or at least on his property—during production, Fox News reports. Lohan is said to be...

McCain Ad Angers Hollywood
 McCain Ad Angers Hollywood 

McCain Ad Angers Hollywood

"Celebrity" ad offends linguists, stars, Paris Hilton's parents

(Newser) - Tinseltown is ticked over John McCain’s recent ad likening Barack Obama to Britney Spears—and to Paris Hilton, whose parents have donated the maximum to the senator's campaign. The problem isn't just looking ungrateful, reports the LA Times, but the fine distinction between a mere “celebrity” and a...

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